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Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Altagracia Rodriguez de Jesus woke up on a recent morning and cranked open the aluminum shutters along one wall of her small, eighth-floor apartment overlooking the capital. She took a cold shower and kept the bathroom door open to let in the sunlight. Her cockatiel, Precious, sat in a cage on […]

Sanders presents $146B plan to help Puerto Rico

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday unveiled a $146 billion relief package for Puerto Rico, which is still recovering after a hurricane tore through the island earlier this year. He hopes that 70 percent of the island’s energy needs within the next 10 years will be provided through renewable power sources as a result of the plan. The bill would also give […]

Study reveals poverty scenario in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

Friday, December 1st, 2017

SAN JUAN – The Census Information Center (CIC) of the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey has conducted an analysis, based on Census Bureau data for 2016, on the island’s potential poverty levels in the aftermath of Hurricane María. An estimated 9% of the people who had low incomes are now below the poverty line […]

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